This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 28

In their first year under manager Billy Martin, the Oakland A’s had a new emphasis on aggressive baserunning. Of course, having a full season of Rickey Henderson helped, but the A’s would ultimately go from 104 steals in 1979 to 175 in 1980. This new emphasis was apparent on a Wednesday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum, … Continue reading This Date In Royals History–1980 Edition: May 28

With the threat of a players’ strike looming, the Royals thrashed the Oakland A’s, 16-3, in a Thursday night game at Royals Stadium, a game many of the players expected to be their last for a while. The strike deadline was set for 12:01 AM as negotiators continued to strive for a settlement on a … Continue reading